Rising Starof Mopa on Wednesday defeated Kabba FC in the Finals of the Okun Unity Cup Football Tournament played at St Augustine’s Field, Kabba, Kabba Bunu Local Government Area.
The Mopa star pummeled Kabba Utd on a 3-1 goals.
Aside winning the trophy, Mopa Rising Star also went home with the Best Goalkeeper, The Highest Goal Scorer and Best Coach of the tournament; leaving a player from Kabba FC to win the best player of the tournament Award.
Ere Football Club on the other hand defeated Iyara FC with a lone goal to bag the third place winner of the tournament.
The final tournament had in attendance the Obaro of Kabba and Chairman Okun Traditional Council His Royal Majesty Oba Solomon Owoniyi who presented the trophy to Rising Star Mopa as the winner of the tournament while The Obajemu of Owe Land presented the second place trophy to Kabba FC
Also in attendance were some licensed FIFA and NFF agents who came around to note the performances of the players, and registered NFF Officials were also present and responsible for officiating the match which indeed in peace and orderliness.
According to the sponsor of the Tournament Mr Abayomi Bello the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Sologics Groups of Companies, he assured that the tournament will take an annual dimension noting that he has obviously seen that the objective of the tournament was indeed achieved and not defeated. He noted that the tournament further strengthen already existing Unity amongst Youths in Okun Land through grassroot Sporting and this he agreed came into fruition.
He also appreciated the Kogi State Sports Council for their overwhelming cooperation and support from the beginning to the end of the tournament while promising to ensure that he will continue to partner with the Council to promote sporting activities in the State.
Mr Abayomi appreciated Comr. Ajagun Opeyemi Samuel and the fifteen Coordinators across the Five Local Government Areas in Okun Land, saying that the success of this program is not far from their commitments